June 20th, 2008 | Published in Google Notebook
If you could see my desk, you'd know I like to spread my things out. I need plenty of room for all my papers, books, Oblique Strategies cards, and other desk-based flotsam. When my desk is small, it feels like a mess and I can't seem to focus on anything.
Similarly, the Google Notebook browser extension has always felt a bit cramped. It's small enough to leave open while I'm surfing and add new stuff, but not really big enough to easily view my existing notes. So you can imagine my pleasure that the latest release includes the ability to choose a size for the mini notebook! Now when I open up a recipe in my recipes notebook, it's big enough for me to follow along (no more imperfectly boiled eggs for this designer!).
To change the size of your mini-Notebook, just open the Tools menu and pick "Resize." You can choose small, medium, or large.
Of course, not everyone might need or want a 5,000 square-foot home, so we'd love your feedback: What size options would be useful? Is it helpful to have a choice?